about research assignments?
Struggling to format citations correctly?
Want to make better use of your library time via advanced search
Come by one of our Research Clinics where
we'll focus in on one specific topic to get you the personalized
research help you need. Stay for a few minutes or stay for the
whole hour – it’s up to you! All of the clinics will be held
throughout the month of April, Mondays through Thursdays at
10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, every day.
Click here to register for a session!
10 & 2 Research Clinics -
Advanced Database Search Techniques
Have you ever sat down in front of a computer and spent half an hour searching a database for a needed article on your topic and couldn't find what you were looking for? Well, if this has ever happened to you, this is the clinic for you! The clinic will include a number of time saving tips to help you narrow down your searches in a more effective manner — Come join me and let me show you how to save yourself time when you are doing library research.
Do you surf the web for research material? Are you uncertain of the quality of the material you find? Are you frustrated at sifting through page after page of useless results? If your answer is yes to any of these questions and you want to learn more effective methods of finding and evaluating information on the Internet, then this research clinic is for you.
Advanced Searching in EBSCO
Academic Search Complete, ERIC, PsycINFO, Business
Source Premier – do these databases sound familiar? They all
come from the vendor EBSCO and their interfaces are identical.
This one hour workshop will make you an EBSCO Guru, able to use
limiters, save citations, set up search alerts, and use all the
other bells and whistles in these powerful databases!
Advanced Science Database Searching
Science Direct, Web of Science, BioOne, and BioMed Central – some of the heavy hitters in the science database world! While all a bit different from each other in focus and scope, they have a number of similarities that makes becoming a searching expert in them a breeze! After this one hour clinic you’ll be able to use limiters, save citations, set up search alerts, and use all of the other powerful tools that these databases offer up to those in the know.
APA Citation Style
DOI numbers, italics, multiple authors, direct quotes – find APA style confusing? No worries! This workshop will demystify the confusion and focus on formatting citations for books, articles, and electronic sources and will include hands on practice. We will discuss in-text citation and how to create a reference page. You can even bring a paper you’re currently working on!
ARTstor Image Database
ARTstor is a digital library of more than one
million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social
sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and
manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. This
research clinic provides an introductory overview of the
Blackwell Library has access to numerous databases – there are 23 databases dedicated to business research alone! How do you choose one to start with? Come learn which databases are best for finding articles and which are recommended for industry research, company information, financial data, or whatever your research need may be! Did you know some databases allow you to build reports, export data, or generate tables/graphs for certain information? Gain tips for searching, saving, and citing. Spend a little time at this session and save a lot of time with research in the long run!
With over 700 undergraduates, three masters programs, two post-baccalaureate certificates and a doctoral program on the horizon, Education students make up a large portion of the student body and have a real need for reliable research materials. Our Education databases fill this need in a big way. Sign up for this research clinic where we will explore the Library's core Education databases, and more...
EndNote Web Citation Basics
EndNote Web is a slightly less
powerful, yet web-based version of the ever-popular End Note
citation software. As part of our database access to Web of
Science, all students and faculty at SU have access to EndNote
Web, yet not many are aware of its power or abilities. Spend an
hour getting to know the basics of this online citation
powerhouse, and see what help it can provide you in managing and
even taming your ever-growing list of references.
JSTOR is one of
our more unique databases - created by academics for academics
it is easy to search and contains over 1,000 leading scholarly
journals across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
All of these titles include the entire run of pubished issues
back to Volume 1, Issue 1 - specifically making this a unique
and invaluable resource for historians. Drop by to learn
the inner workings of JSTOR, plus a few extra tips and tricks to
guarantee that you get the best the database has to offer each
and every time you search it!
Medical and Nursing Resources
those medical jargons stressing you out? You want to know what
MeSH, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and Practice Guidelines
are? You want to limit your literature review to a specific
patient group? Then come to this clinic and we will cure your
research worries! The clinic will focus on MEDLINE and/or
PubMed, CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health database via EBSCO),
and Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest).
Resources for Research in Nursing & Health Science
How to find information for Evidence Based Practice through library databases such as CINAHL (nursing & allied health literature), Nursing & Allied Health Source, MEDLINE and ScienceDirect. This clinic will teach the literature search process needed to find evidence based medical resources. Search techniques will include how to find research studies and documents in the professional literature including EBM reviews, evidence based care sheets, meta-analysis, and systematic reviews.
Social Media Resources
How are you currently using social media and social networking sites? To stay connected? To build your personal brand or to job hunt? To promote a business or organization? For news or market research? Social media and social networking sites can be used in MULTIPLE ways! Come check out some resources Blackwell Library has to offer on the topic, including new books, how to search databases for articles related to social media, key Internet sources and more!
is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension that
helps you collect, manage,
cite, and share your research sources. It
lives right where you do your work, in the
itself. SU has adopted Zotero as one of two such programs, so
sign up for this research clinic to learn more.